Reports appeared at National daily Times of India today said that about 50-60 Myanmar army officials had occupied one of the locations of NSCN(K) cadres at Taga region of Mayanmar as an attempt to flush out the NSCN-K militants from its soil. The information as stated by the newspaper said that it was based on reliable inputs generated by external intelligence agency Research & Analysis Wing (RAW).
However when Imphal Times contacted to some top cadres of the outfit, it is being learnt that no such thing happened inside the neighbouring country. It said that the NSCN-K cadres do not have any connection with the Myanmarese authority as they have remained always prepared to fight them too if necessary. It may be mentioned the NSCN-K also revolt against the Myanmar government claiming portion of the Myanmar territory to be of Nagas.
The report appeared at Times of India also says -”According to a secret document, shared with North Block last night and exclusively accessed by TOI, the day (June 9) commandos of 21 Para (SF) unit of Indian Army struck at two camps of the militants on the Myanmar side, a unit of NSCN(K) hiding on the border sent a SOS message to the central headquarters of NSCN(K) in Taga region of the neighbouring country. Intercepted by Indian agencies, the message to SS Khaplang informed that Myanmar army was preparing to “flush out” the NSCN(K)’s mobile unit -5 cadres from Myanmar side to Indian side”.
However, another report available with the Imphal Times said that NSCN-K chief Khaplang has moved to some safer area.
The report also added that Myanmar army has given a free hand to Indian security forces in launching counterattacks on the insurgents in the region, which will continue in the coming days too.